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Psalm 84: was it written by a woman?

November 15, 2014


This is a reflection on Psalm 84 in Hebrew. It is copied from an email I sent to one of my sisters. I would love to know if anyone else has offered this interpretation of Psalm 84. It keeps me focused on women’s responsibility to their fellows, their peers, sisters or brothers, and not to their “fellows.”

I hope I can figure out why my authorship has been swallowed up on my laptop, but not on my iPad.

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  1. Suzanne McCarthy permalink
    November 15, 2014 4:00 am

    Looks like I solved the problem on my laptop. I edit this post tomorrow to add the Psalm 84, at least the relevant parts.

  2. November 15, 2014 7:45 pm

    Hi Suzanne – I have put some of my analysis of the domains in this psalm here . I think there is much of the female and the feminine in the Psalms and in fact everywhere I turn in the Scripture – most recently to Isaiah 54 (also on the blog – waiting for Joel Hoffman’s exercise in translation).

    I am glad to see you posting.

  3. December 4, 2014 12:12 pm

    I am also quite glad to see you posting Suzanne. and am looking forward to the continuation of this subject. Through the recent years you have been one of the regular people I look to for some quality research on Bible topics for my teaching and preaching ventures.

    blessings and aloha from Hawaii. 🙂

  4. December 10, 2014 7:25 pm

    Indeed from Hawaii – we have just returned today from Maui! From sunny beaches to a solid day of grey rain!


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